Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Monday, March 28, 2011

As Easy as 1-2-3...


Come April, you'll be getting a bit more of me than you're used to. Whereas I typically put together maybe six blog posts a month, for a limited period of time you'll get to enjoy me six times a week.1

What's the occasion? I signed up for Arlee Bird's Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. The goal: To craft a new post every day, each one themed on the next letter of the alphabet. The only days we get off are Sundays.2

My most prolific month included thirteen posts, so twenty-six in one month will be tough. Hell, the last time I blogged more than three days in a row, the Twisted Twelve Days of Christmas almost killed me. Thus, I suspect most of my April posts will be shorter than my usual diatribes... but to make up for that I'll do my best to make little, if any, sense.3

I don't have a specific theme planned, but I will try to tie each post back to letters in some way. If not individual letters, then words. If not words, then grammar, or at least some aspect of the English language. Failing that, I may talk about ninjas.

I have almost the whole month plotted out already, although I have nothing for N. And, for Z? Zip, zero, zilch. Luckily, I have plenty of time to iron out the details. And my pants.4

No matter what, it should be a fun month. I'll do all the work; you just sit back and enjoy. Maybe you'll even learn a thing or two.

Or twenty-six.

1 I know. I'd be scared, too.
2 For that is the day of our lord, and us lowly serfs must till the fields for him, and perhaps argue with men holding coconuts about what constitutes a legitimate basis for a system of government.
3 Sense is overrated, anyway. Except for my smug sense of superiority. After all, that's the best thing about me. Everyone knows that.
4 I'm kidding; I've never actually ironed my pants. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think? Or perhaps my inner Alanis showing...


  1. N=Ninjas?

    I'm doing a theme. Still have nothing for A and Q. Pressure's on for A.

  2. Liz, the ninjas are waiting in the shadows lest I come up with nothing. They'll either leap to my rescue or put me out of my misery, not sure which. But best of luck to you arriving at your A (and soon).

  3. My posts for the challenge are going to be so short you'll forget you read them halfway through. Huh, that made much more sense in my head, as I'm sure most of my posts will be like. S is for sassafras.

  4. Naomi: Nonsense? Never.

    Hannah: I never learned how to be concise, so none of my posts will actually be short. Just shorter. As for yours, I'll make sure to only read them a third of the way through, so I don't forget them. Silly sassafras, S is for suddenly stolen sarcophagus. (Sacrilege!)

  5. Hi Nate! Really looking forward to reading more of your posts during the A-Z Challenge!

  6. I am doing this also. So looking forward to reading. :)

  7. Thanks, Talli & B's Mom. Looking forward to yours, too!